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Situated on the shores of Wellington’s ever-changing harbour, the Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro occupies one of New Zealand’s most significant memorial buildings - the Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial. It was built to commemorate the arrival of the first British immigrants on Pito-one’s shores in 1840 the opened on 22 January 1940 and became the heart of Petone’s thriving beach scene and also a bathing pavilion.
Today it's a place to remember the journey and experiences of those early settlers and to catch a glimpse into the rich history of Petone. The Museum has worked with locals, young and old, to bring you the best stories and memories of Petone.
Open 7 days, 10am to 4pm from Monday 22 October
120 The Esplanade
Telephone: +64 4 568 8373